Now You Know by Michael Frayn

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In his latest novel Michael Frayn explores the same comic territory--the ethically murky corners of British public life--he staked out in A Landing on the Sun, which the Washington Post called "marvelous . . . wise and witty . . . a true page-turner". If anything, Now You Know is even funnier and more irresistibly readable.
 

About Michael Frayn

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Michael Frayn is the author of the award-winning "Copenhagen" & twelve other plays, including "Noises Off". The most recent of his nine novels is "Headlong", a New York Times Editor's Choice & Booker Prize finalist. He lives in London.
 
Published February 1, 1993 by Viking Adult. 352 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Finding Hilary ``like a helping of rather brainy mashed potatoes,'' Terry naturally brings her back to the office for a quick tumble, only to find within a few days that: (1) she's sent him an unsought grail--a copy of the hush-hush records on the death of a Pakistani troublemaker in police custo...

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Frayn's wicked but unconvincing satire of the British Civil Service centers on the unscrupulous, womanizing director of an agency that publicizes embarrassing stories about the British government.

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While Terry is trying to expose the Home Office's handling of a case in which a man has been badly beaten by the police, a bewildered Home Office official, Hilary Wood, meets him by chance, trying to escape her ineffectual boyfriend.

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The Independent

Jacqui, who offered her the job (Terry has his doubts), is blissfully unaware of Hilary's relationship with Terry, as is Hilary of Terry's relationship with Jacqui.

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